LPN-Licensed Practical Nurse-Advanced Acute Care Neurosciences
Location: Danville, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: R-29233
Geisinger is proud to offer an Inpatient Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) a $10,000 sign on bonus for eligible candidates as well as up to $40,000 in financial support to become a RN! $22.47 minimum hiring rate with increased rates for experienced individuals and up to $5 shift differentials for evening, nights, and weekend shifts! Unit Location: AGP4
Three medical plan choices, including options to save with a flexible spending account (FSA) and health savings account (HSA)
Company paid Life Insurance, Short-term disability, and Long-term disability
Competitive 401(k) plan that includes automatic Geisinger contributions starting day one of employment
PTO plan that allows you to earn more time fast
MyHealth Rewards wellness program to improve your health and earn incentives
Grow your career with up to $5000 in tuition reimbursement per year
Family-friendly support to include adoption assistance, paid parental leave, paid military leave and a free care.com membership with discounted backup care for your loved ones.
The ability to work under a Temporary Practice Permit until you take NCLEX
Shared governance structure that empowers our nurses
Professional opportunities for growth and advancement
Support and mentorship from a full range of dedicated nursing leaders
Community involvement through our Employee Resource Groups
Employee referral incentive program
Relocation assistance for eligible candidates
Join the Geisinger Family! Apply now! To learn more about Geisinger opportunities, please contact Courtney Sassaman, Nurse Recruiter, at email@example.com.
The LPN contributes data to the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of patient care as directed by the Inpatient RN. Promotes adaptive responses of patient or family to achieve the highest level of patient care, promote safety, and maximize patient satisfaction. Exhibits compassionate care during patient-nurse interactions. Coordinates patient care and interaction of staff.
Contributes data to assessments as established by scope of practice and unit standards.
Addresses physical, psychological, social, cultural, and spiritual needs of patient and family throughout the continuum of care.
Reinforces patient and family education, family needs and discharge planning throughout hospitalization.
Provides direct patient care including, treatments, medications, and diagnostic studies according to policy and procedure.
Evaluates effectiveness of nursing interventions and plan of care based upon patient response to interventions.
Initiates collaboration with physicians, ancillary personnel, and other interdisciplinary team members and takes action to proactively resolve and facilitate patient needs.
Participates in unit-based decision-making regarding the utilization of evidence based practice.
Provides input to the manager for performance appraisals of care delivery team members.
Precepts and mentors new staff and students in a professional, positive manner as assigned.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
AGP4 is a 27 bed unit that has a major focus on the neurosciences. Neurosurgery patients can include craniotomies, cervical and lumbar surgeries, as well as brain and spinal tumors. The focus in neurology can vary from stroke/TIA's to neuromuscular disorders, Guillain-Barré syndrome, MS and chronic migraines.
There is a 6-bed epilepsy unit that utilizes continuous EEG monitoring for our seizure patients and their needs.
The nursing staff is also flexible enough to navigate and take care of other medical/surgical and telemetry patients. This patient population can range from chronic COPD and CHF patients to GI Bleed, orthopedic, general surgery and trauma patients.
Schedule is 1.0 FTE (40 hours). Straight nights. Every other weekend/Every other holiday rotation.
Graduate from Specialty Training Program-Nursing (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body; Licensed Practical Nurse - Default Issuing Body
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 1...3 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.